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Old 05-13-09, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
Closest I came to regretting a sale were - the Miyata 210 that holiday76 now has, and the slightly-too-small Bob Jackson that I sold to a fellow in NYC for 4 times what I paid for it after a full season of riding it.

Neither of these quite qualifies though.
Although I do have a Miyata 210, I think Machin Shin has your old one I got mine off of CL philly
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Old 05-13-09, 07:47 PM
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Four years ago I sold my mid 60's Gitane. I had the bike hand built for me when I was at Ramstein AFB Germany in 1965. All Campy and the front derailer was shifted with a short lever mounted on the derailer. I could shift it with my knee. Very light for its day at 21 pounds.
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Four years ago I sold my mid 60's Gitane. I had the bike hand built for me when I was at Ramstein AFB Germany in 1965. All Campy and the front derailer was shifted with a short lever mounted on the derailer. I could shift it with my knee. Very light for its day at 21 pounds.
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that sounds awesome! Got any pics?
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I had an Alan Super Record, all Campy, I sold for too cheap before vintage prices went up. I had it for over 20 years, guess I was tired of it but now I miss it for sentimental reasons.
I had a Lotus Eclair full dress touring bike, great long distance hauler. I once road it from Ann Arbor to NJ. I donated that to Pedals for Progress, so now it's probably living a useful life as a department store in Africa.
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I sort of regret giving away my hybrid geared rear wheel, a 14-16-18-20 cogset on a Sturmey Archer AW 3-speed hub. It provided a great set of 10 non-redundant ratios and was a blast to ride. With a downtube lever for the derailleur and a 3-speed trigger tucked under the left brake lever, double shifts were a breeze.
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Old 05-14-09, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by vinfix View Post
I had an Alan Super Record, all Campy, I sold for too cheap before vintage prices went up. I had it for over 20 years, guess I was tired of it but now I miss it for sentimental reasons.
I had a Lotus Eclair full dress touring bike, great long distance hauler. I once road it from Ann Arbor to NJ. I donated that to Pedals for Progress, so now it's probably living a useful life as a department store in Africa.
that's funny since I currently own both of those bikes
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Holiday 76 I don't have any pictures from the last 30 years of the bike but I may have some from the late 60's of it and two other bikes I bought from SF or AF guys at Ramstein.That will take some looking to find them. I was there as a contractor so I could go anyplace I wanted.There were many bike builders there building one bike a week.
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1984 Specialized 3Rensho Allez.
1986 Stumpjumper Team.
1990 Basso Ascot.
1990 Bridgestone MB-0.

I guess I had good taste back then...
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Old 05-14-09, 01:23 PM
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1976 Sears Free Spirit Bicentennial edition, 10-sp. Cost: $99 + tax.
Sold 2 years later, $105. By then I'd added 6" fenders and it had been washed and waxed about 100 times.
Someone stole it right after she bought it.

1989 Pinarello Montello. I still disgust myself on that one. Blatant greed.
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I found one alive

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When I was 5 (in 1968), my grandparents gave me a new Schwinn (fillet-braised, of course) w/ training wheels. When I was 7, I won a Kent w/ a cool banana seat at a church raffle, and I had to give the Schwinn to my sister. I quickly realized she got the better deal, but it was too late. She talked my Dad into putting a banana seat on the Schwinn, so her bike was cool, too, and she didn't even pop wheelies on it, so it was going to waste, and meanwhile my Kent was always breaking or bending or rusting in ways the Schwinn wasn't. The Kent was lighter, though, so it was better for jumping.

The Scwinn could still be alive somewhere, for all I know. The Kent? No way.
I found one in Edmonton alberta canada barely but ill try and restore it
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No regrets really. I got a new 23” frame Azuki 10 speed in about 1975. I replaced the frame a couple of years later with a nicer 25” frame.

I didn’t really need a nicer frame, but I had outgrown the Azuki. I eventually turned the Azuki into a SS and I think I gave it away to a friend at some point.

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No regerts.
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Old 10-08-21, 05:22 AM
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I’m sad this thread is 12-years old.
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fify.
Was bedeutet “regerts”?

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I regret selling the Saturn GT team bike I had. It was pretty ratty, but mostly complete, when I found it. Added correct wheels and swapped out a few worn parts and it wound up looking pretty good. The fit wasn't perfect for me, but it was a really fun bike to ride.




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Two. first is a non C&V and it was sold at a huge profit, >300%, but I still wish I had it.
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I sold this as a frame set to a BFr. Don't remember who and don't know what he did with it. I have Masi on my bucket list, but this was not the right one. I did like the colorway.
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Was bedeutet “regerts”?
Sorry, thought you would know that one. It's a humorous cultural meme here in the US, based on the misspelling of "regrets" made popular on a permanent, and thus ironic, tattoo. If you do a Google image search on this, it will become clear, and I will have "no regerts" in "fixing" your post for you (fify).
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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Sorry, thought you would know that one. It's a humorous cultural meme here in the US, based on the misspelling of "regrets" made popular on a permanent, and thus ironic, tattoo. If you do a Google image search on this, it will become clear, and I will have "no regerts" in "fixing" your post for you (fify).
I think I ragret doing that search! 😕

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Never a road bike, but I do regret selling one bike. I found it in a dirty barn and bought it for $300. A 1894 wood rim bike equipped with the original gas lantern headlight. I was offered stupid money and couldn’t resist. Really wish I had that one back.
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For years I kicked myself for selling this one -

- a 1976 Puch Royal X my father bought new for me in March, 1978. It was my first bike built with Reynolds 531 tubing, the first bike I owned that came stock with alloy rims, and my first bike that wasn't a department store or basic entry-level bike. And I loved it and rode it a lot, until I started spending more time behind a guitar than on a bike.


So one day in 1987 I found a guy with a blackface Fender Vibroluxe Reverb Amp that I absolutely HAD to have, and very little $ to my name ... so I sold the bike to a friend of mine in Macon, Georgia for $150 and went and bought the amp. And it was a hell of an amplifier, and my Telecasters sounded great through it, but then I realized I missed my bike. I contacted the buyer to see if he would consider selling it back to me and learned it had been stolen from his fenced-in back yard while he was inside eating lunch one day. I didn't do much then, and it wasn't until I got back into bikes in '98 and discovered the world of bike collecting enabled by the internet that I started looking for another one. Alas, they just didn't make all that many Puch Royal Xs, and in twenty years of looking around I never ONCE found a white one for sale in my size.

Until one day in 2019, on a whim, I looked at Facebook Marketplace, and typed in "Puch" and there among mopeds and punchbowls I saw this -


- for $100 in Stone Mountain, Georgia. So I made a deal with the seller, made arrangements for him take it to a bike shop there and collect his payment and for the shop to send it to me. And then the damnedest thing happened. When I unpacked it, all of the parts I had replaced on the bike had been replaced - and all the parts I had left stock were still stock. And then I looked closer at the headbadge and saw a scar I'd seen on mine in the mid-80s and realized I had managed to recover my own long-lost bike.

How it is today -


There's really only one other bike I ever regretted parting with - a 1971-ish Raleigh Competition that I plucked from a trash heap here in Greenwood, SC. It was covered in exterior latex housepaint and rattlecanned Krylon, wheel-less and missing other vital parts, but my size, with forged Huret dropouts and Nervex lugs and a Stronglight 93 with a lone home-drilled 42T ring, and my size to boot. It was my favorite mad-scientist test-bed bike for a long while, and in a foolish bout of downsizing I sold it via the 'Bay to a guy in Canada. Its replacement, a '73 Competition, is probably actually a better bike but I still remember Lazarus fondly ...

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Selling? Nope. i enjoyed it, there are other fish in the ocean. I regret not buying bikes. This Maino especially.

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Selling? Nope. i enjoyed it, there are other fish in the ocean. I regret not buying bikes. This Maino especially.

Scambio 088 by iabisdb, on Flickr


That brings back memories of my Maino. I found this in really sad shape and had to save it.
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rustystrings61 Fabulous story!! Thanks for sharing.
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I really wish I hadn't sold my mid '80s Zullo Criterium. The one and only bike I regret selling.
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A buyer and never a seller be

The moral of the tale is buy and then give or lend. That way you can ask for them back.The only problem is you'll need a warehouse.....but hey
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